You Call This Archeology?
There’s not enough Bruce Campbell in this medieval action comedy. I kept expecting him to fall out of the sky with his clunker car and his chainsaw and berate the primitive screwheads and demonstrate the power of his boomstick, and he kept failing to do so. So the not-
There’s also not enough Cary Elwes in this medieval action comedy. People keep getting thrown into Piths of Desthpair and it keeps not being Cary Elwes. I’m not sure who is responsible for this oversight, but I intend to complain to the management.
What’s that? You say Timeline isn’t supposed to be a comedy? But how can that be? Paul Walker (2 Fast 2 Furious, Joy Ride) is in it. He’s very pretty, if you like Ken dolls, but he can’t actually act, so surely director Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon 4, Conspiracy Theory) would not have cast him if he didn’t intend us to chortle every time he opens his mouth. Right? He doesn’t even take his shirt off once, so it can’t be the Ken-
Come on: You’re telling me that it’s not supposed to be a joke that it’s an evil clone of Bill Gates (David Thewlis) who accidentally discovers time travel while trying to put the overnight-
Okay, I’ll concede that there might be a serious story to be found in sending a team of present-
And it’s even funnier how they all invariably utter the exact same words when they make these discoveries that we’ve seen coming since the opening credits: “Oh my god.” “Oh my god.” “Oh my god.” “Oh my god.” “Oh my god.”
Oh my god, how can this not be a comedy? Wasn’t it originally called Paul Walker’s Excellent Adventure? No? I must have been misinformed.
Timeline also Gerard Butler’s (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Reign of Fire) excellent adventure, and he does take his shirt off once and has a lovely Scottish accent, but still, he’s no Bruce Campbell, and I’d have preferred Bruce fully clothed.